Engineering Supply Management System: The Next Generation
LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST BETHESDA MD
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Materials and equipment used for real property maintenance activity RPMA work, which includes construction, maintenance, and repair, are for the most part, peculiar to the Directorates or Divisions of Engineering and Housing DEH and are required in sufficient on-hand quantities to ensure responsiveness to the DEHs primary mission. As a result, DEHs procure and store their own inventories of RPMA materials and equipment at DEH-controlled warehouses, shops, and self-help centers. Most RPMA materials are procured through the Governments wholesale supply system or by local purchases. More than 10 years ago, DEHs around the world began using an automated information system called the Facility Engineering Supply System FESS to help manage their supplies. FESS is still fully operational and considered by many in the field to be a useful DEH automated system. The FESS is an automated inventory control and supply management system that improves material security, reduces the need for manual stock control, simplifies financial accounting, and accumulates necessary management information for periodic reporting. The nature of supply operations in todays Army precludes stand-alone systems. Therefore, over the past 10 years FESS has been upgraded to interface with a number of Army and DoD automated systems.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies